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NATPE Spotlight: A+E Networks

January 12, 2016

MIAMI: A key priority for A+E Networks at NATPE is to bolster the company’s presence in the international format market. “We represent an enviable catalogue of premium format programming across multiple genres,” says Ellen Lovejoy, the VP of formats for …

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The Voice UK ‘Poached’ from the BBC

November 9, 2015

LONDON: The BBC has confirmed that the fifth season of The Voice UK, which will begin airing in January 2016, will be the last one it will broadcast. Mark Linsey, the acting director of BBC Television, released a statement that …

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Armoza’s The Gran Plan Lands in Canada

November 9, 2015

TEL AVIV: Armoza Formats has licensed the comedic factual-entertainment format The Gran Plan to Bell Media's Canal Vie for French Canada. The local version of The Gran Plan, which will consist of 13 episodes produced by Zone3, is slated to …

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Promotions at Endemol Shine Creative Networks

November 11, 2015

LONDON: Lisa Perrin and Ana Langenberg have been upped to CEO and COO, respectively, at Endemol Shine Creative Networks. Perrin, most recently managing director of Endemol Shine's formats division, will focus on coordinating and accelerating IP across the group. She …

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CCTV-1 to Debut Infinite Challenge

November 12, 2015

SHANGHAI: The Star China-produced format Infinite Challenge is set to premiere on CCTV-1 in China this month. Infinite Challenge is a hybrid format from MBC in Korea that features unscripted segments. It will debut on CCTV-1 on November 22 at …

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Cash Cab Set for AXN Philippines

November 16, 2015

SINGAPORE: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia, has commissioned a local version of Cash Cab for AXN in the Philippines. SPT Networks has been expanding its roster of local content for its channels in Asia; most recently it aired a …